Pearl Island Series
“...heartwarming and at time heart rending...” —Publisher’s Weekly
When a woman who is willing meets a man who isn’t listening, it’s time for action!
Allison St. Claire has the face of an angel. That’s part of the problem. She also sells quaint tea sets in the gift shop at Galveston’s Pearl Island Inn. It doesn’t exactly scream sexy! Years of having men treat her like a little sister is enough to drive a healthy woman crazy. Especially when a gorgeous hunk checks in and fails to recognize that Allison’s more than willing. She’s ready…
Frustrated author Scott Lawrence is hoping to get lucky in more ways than one when he checks into the Pearl Island Inn. A little fun in the sun with a beautiful woman may be just the inspiration he needs to cure his writer’s block. No fuss. No commitment. But a “good girl” like Allison St. Claire? No way!
When Allison makes her move, every bachelor bone in Scott’s body tells him to swim for safety. But stronger instincts prevail, and the heat climbs higher than the temperature on the Texas Coast. Now a four-letter word called love could turn a sweet spring diversion into the most unexpected and complicated fling of their lives.
“...sizzling, in and out of the kitchen. This is one terrific story full of enough adventure, humor, and passion to satisfy any reader” —Betty Cox, Affair de Couer
When an irresistible man meets an independent woman, the chase is on!
Adrian St. Claire, the sexy chef at the Pearl Island B&B is as tempting as the dishes he serves. In fact, he’s never had a woman tell him no–until his family needs help searching for a legendary heirloom on the sunken ship in the island’s cove. To find the treasure they need the help of a woman whose family history is as linked as theirs to the island’s romantic past.
As the owner of the Pirate’s Pleasure, Jackie Taylor is far more interested in running her cruise ship along the Texas coast than chasing tales of lost booty, and even less interested in tangling with a man who collects female admirers just by walking down the street. On top of that, helping the St. Claires could dredge up secrets she’d like to remain buried.
Enticed by Jackie’s resistance, Adrian soon has something more than treasure hunts and casual flirtation in mind . . . and he’s not a man who takes no for an answer. But will they each have the courage to risk their hearts for the greatest treasure of all–falling in love?
“For characters who jump off the page and steal your heart, read Julie Ortolon!” —Carly Phillips, New York Times bestselling author
Never has one sweet lie sparked so much passion...
The day Chloe Davis finds a priceless necklace washed up on the beach, she’s convinced it came from the shipwreck in the cove. To her, it’s a sign of acceptance into the idyllic world of Pearl Island where she’s lived for the past few lonely years as a peripheral member of the family who runs the thriving bed and breakfast. That assurance could shatter when a sexy visitor from New Orleans arrives with the truth about the necklace.
Luc Renard, a former classmate who had a hopeless crush on Chloe, is stunned when she flirts with the successful gaming entrepreneur he’s become. Then he realizes she doesn’t recognize him as the school geek he used to be. Nor does she know he came to Pearl Island to recover the necklace for his grandmother, its rightful owner. Should he allow her to think he’s a stranger and enjoy their time together, or tell her the truth and watch all that desire fade from her eyes?
What starts as a simple omission of fact quickly sets Chloe and Luc adrift in a sea of longing, love, and conflicting loyalties. Each must choose between the demands of family and the needs of the heart. Will love give them the courage to find a safe harbor where they both belong?